KDP Celebrates Our National and State Teachers of the Year

Thomas Ulmet is the Regional Chapter Coordinator for the Midwest at Kappa Delta Pi Headquarters.

Each May America celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week and a highlight of that week is the announcement of the National Teacher of the Year award winner. We were delighted to see that this year’s National Teacher of the Year award winner is Kappa Delta Pi member Shanna Peeples!


Congratulations to Shana, who was initiated into the Iota Theta Chapter at West Texas A&M University in 1997. Shana was first named the 2015 Texas State Teacher of the Year, then was selected out of four finalist to be named the National winner.

We also celebrate four other Kadelpians who were recognized as 2015 State Teachers of the Year.

Anthony Grisillo, 2015 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year: Kappa Phi Chapter at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

David Moscarelli, 2015 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year: Iota Sigma Chapter at the University of Rhode Island

Karen Vogelsang, 2015 Tennessee Teacher of the Year: Lambda Gamma Chapter at The University of Memphis

Lyon Terry, 2015 Washington Teacher of the Year: Omicron Sigma Chapter at Portland State University

We’re proud to note that the induction into Kappa Delta Pi was an early indicator of the impact these great educators would one day have on education in their communities, states, and the nation. We look forward to the day when one of our 2015 KDP initiates will be named a National Teacher of the Year!

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